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    February 25, 2013
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broadcast. we launched assets. currently searching is a c-130 and the coast guard cutter turn in the 210-foot cutter should arrive on scene around 7 a.m. >> reporter: we don't know the names of the family members or where they were sailing from. and the coast guard official i spoke with said they received no call about any missing persons so they are hoping that somebody comes forward and gives them more information about how who this family could be. today their search focuses on the coast near monterey. in san francisco, elissa harrington, kpix 5. 6:02. fears are growing about a bay area couple on a south american adventure. a month ago today jamie neal and her boyfriend garrett hand posted pictures on their facebook pages. they were planning a bus ride in peru at last word and now there are flyers showing the missing couple offering a reward. >> we are trying to contact people that are traveling in south america so they can also
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get the flyers out to local people. >> a couple left the bay area in early december for a bicycling trip through south america. there's a police search now for a man who allegedly shot up a building in san francisco with an ak-47. it happened last night on mcallister street. police say 42-year-old karim benton got into an argument with another man and then just opened fire. the victim hit in the leg but is expected to be okay. benton is from the sacramento area and police say he is armed and very dangerous. a funeral service is planned today in salinas for 10- year-old angel negron. she was found dead off highway 183 just outside the city limits on tuesday. the boyfriend of the girl's mother is under arrest. plenty of new tips for investigators about the prime suspect in the las vegas strip shooting. police are looking for 26-year- old ammar harris. they say he shot and killed
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aspiring rapper kenneth cherry. tips have been pouring in. police found his range rover over the weekend. a man who managed to fight off an armed robber also managed to help palo alto police come up with a sketch of the suspect. this is a drawing now of the man wanted for trying to rob the victim at a downtown parking garage friday night. the victim says the armed man rode up on a bike and tried to rob him but the victim fought with him and the robbery was foiled. there have been at least three similar cases in downtown palo alto in recent weeks. we are about three weeks away from spring and it looks good. >> beautiful weekend. >> yeah. feltlike. >> a little taste of spring coming our way again this week as temperatures will be in the 70s just the way you guys like it. a lotta's fountain it. a lot of sunshine. a little fog bank towards the oakland hills there over the bay. see some clouds have made their way inland but not too bad as we head throughout the day today. we'll see those disappear.
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temperatures in the 30s and the 40s. i think throughout the day today we have a cold front sliding through the pacific northwest bringing a few trailing clouds into california. maybe some showers up toward eureka but we are going to stay dry here. just a little breezy at the coast. the temperatures right near seasonal for this time of year usually in the low to mid-60s. i think by the afternoon about 64 degrees in san jose. 60 in san francisco. and 65 degrees in santa rosa. more on those pending 70-degree temperatures coming up. let's check the roads with elizabeth. >> what day is it going to be? all right. thank you, lawrence. so we promise to tell you what the slowest commute so far of the morning is and it's this one, coming out of tracy from 205 out towards the altamont pass. a lot of brake lights, seeing a lot of traffic in the westbound lanes and slowing out of livermore. roadwork in the stretch approaching north greenville. close second the westbound 4 road slow from a street and lone tree way. 16 miles per hour and then it
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gets better towards the pittsburg-bay point area and concord. southbound 101 through san rafael looks like this, a nice ride down towards the golden gate. and south bay the only spot we're seeing some slowdowns now is 101 coming into san jose and it's right there by the mckee exit where we have a photographer this morning showing us a live look in those northbound lanes. it was slower earlier this morning but just a heads up, you may find some delays there coming into san jose. that is your "timesaver traffic." back to you guys. >> thank you. well, bay area drivers are feeling the pain at the pump. but there may soon be some relief from those high gas prices. kpix 5 reporter cate caugiran is in emeryville to explain what is going on. >> reporter: i'm sure that relief can't come soon enough for drivers especially here at this shell station in emeryville where a gallon of regular is going to cost you $4.23 a gallon. according to a new lundberg survey, we are hearing now that
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drivers could actually be paying less. the survey says the average price for gas jumped 20 cents over the past two weeks and prices spiked 54 cents over nine weeks but the study's authors say the causes for the hike in prices are now out of the picture. crud oil prize are starting to drop -- prices are starting to drop and the speed of the price spook is starting to slow down. one driver said he had to move closer to work so he wouldn't have to worry about gas prices. >> i live in hollister and i was living in commuting san jose and commuting all that distance. for a while i was carpooling. that helped but it was too much in money and time. >> reporter: here's what you're paying this morning in the bay area. locally according to aaa, prices for a gallon of regular in san francisco about $4.25. in oakland, it's $4.17. in san jose, it's about $4.18 but that's actually not the
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worst that i have seen. i checked on gasbuddy.com. sausalito drivers are paying $4.89. if you are planning to fill up this morning, the best bet to find the lowest gas prices in your area is to go to our website, cbssf.com/gas. cate caugiran kpix 5. after five years of excavating and tunneling the big dig is done. two new mile-long tunnels in san mateo county are having safety tests this month. the project will divert a stretch of the pacific coast highway, devil's slide, which erodes and collapses especially after heavy rain. new this morning, a top catholic cleric in great britain is resigning in the face of misconduct allegations. the cardinal keith o'brien will step down. priest allege he acted inappropriately toward them.
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o'brien plans to skip the upcoming conclave to elect a new pope and that conclave will start very soon. today by the way, the pope issued a change in the rules to get around the usual 15-day delay. pope benedict has now given his final sunday address to multitudes of catholics. the 85-year-old pope addressed tens of thousands from his apartment overlooking st. peter's square. he plans to pen is his final years in prayer. he steps down on thursday, the first pope to do so in 600 years. afghanistan president hamid karzai ordered u.s. special forces out of wardak an important province in the eastern part of his country. yesterday's order stems from allegations that afghans working with u.s. troops have been abusing afghan citizens. so far, nato has found no evidence of misconduct by american special forces. she didn't finish first but
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danica patrick earns her respect at the daytona. also ahead -- >> "argo" surprises and wins best picture. i'm edward lawrence in los angeles. i'll have the highlights from thes who scars coming up. >> from the best to the worst, the blockbuster that swept the razzies with seven awards.
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excited they took that best picture oscar to the after parties with them. the stars partied into the night with "a" list celebrities and oscar himself. >> i'm gone these days with one glass of champagne. >> reporter: even the nominees who didn't win appeared to be having a good time. >> "argo." >> reporter: the first lady announced the top honor as "argo" won the best picture award. this is the second oscar win for ben affleck, the film's producer and director. >> i'm back here because of so many of you who are here tonight. >> reporter: this is only the fourth time that the best picture winner was not nominated for best director. >> ang lee. >> reporter: ang lee took that honor for "life of pi," which won 4 awards, the most of any movie. but hollywood history was made when the academy awarded daniel day-lewis with the best actor trophy the first male three- time winner of the statue.
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>> and theoscar goes to daniel lay lewis. >> reporter: meryl streep presentedded award. >> i had been committed to play margaret thatcher and meryl was steven's first choice for "lincoln." >> reporter: jennifer lawrence won for best actress for playing a troubled widow who dances her way to love in "silver lining playbook" but fell on the way up to accept the honor. >> what went through my mind when i fell down? a bad word. >> reporter: but any embarrassment seemed to fade away as she celebrated during the many after parties. now, with "argo" winning the best picture oscar, ben affleck gets his first oscar in 15 years. the last time he won was with good will hunting. >> his speech was so touching at the end. so you showed jennifer lawrence' fall up the stage. but i have to say she played it off pretty well. she has a pretty good sense of
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humor. so does the host. that's mcfarland. what doughty about his job? >> reporter: well, i have actually heard talking about jennifer lawrence, i have heard a lot of critics and people say that it made her more endearing, made her human. >> oh, yeah. >> reporter: she has had such a great run this year and it helped her show that she has this human side and then as you saw hugh jackman run from the crowd to try to help her and that was kind of a very sweet moment. >> she fluffed it off like the only reason why you guys are clapping for me is because i just took a header over there nevermind. all good. edward, thank you so much for that live report. "twilight" fans brace yourselves because "twilight" "breaking dawn, part 2" got the most votes for the worst picture category in this year's razzies. the movie got 7 of them. the razzies celebrate the worst in cinema every year and other winners include adam sandler in that's my boy, and rihanna's
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big screen debut, battleship. kristen stewart was at the oscars. >> out to lunch at the oscars. >> elizabeth wasn't a big fan of her hair. >> she just seem a little like the poster board. a little emotionless. we were wondering what's going on? so today it's all about the traffic and we're actually following breaking news now. i just got this information. if you are traveling by lake merced at lake merced road and clear field drive in san francisco there is an injury accident car took out a power pole and the power pole landed on the car. we are told there are injuries involved. head up there. we are getting news information now from the scene but sounds like lanes are blocked there. here's a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. looks like the delays are building. they turn on the metering lights a little while ago and so we were seeing delays in the cash lanes. that changed. now we are seeing delays in the
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cash and fastrak lanes beyond the overcrossing. no problems at the san mateo bridge the commute direction toward the high-rise. looks good 15 minutes in both directions. no problems in the eastbound lanes of 92, as well. on the maps, this is one of our slow he was drive times so far this morning the westbound 580 commute through the altamont pass and livermore and you will see just one continuous line of brake lights now all the way towards the dublin interchange. that is a check of your "timesaver traffic." i know lawrence, we're all getting excited about this forecast. looks so beautiful, especially bit end of the week. >> a lot of sunshine coming our way. i think the next few days will be nice but by the end of the week we could see some of the temperatures near 70 degrees, maybe over. outside now we have a couple of patches of fog along the coastline and inside the bay too. a weak cold front is sliding in. that will change things a bit. breezy this afternoon
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especially coastside but i think some warmer days ahead as high pressure is taking over toward the end of the week but breaking down a little bit today with the passing of this cold front. any of the rain in far northern california going to keep things nice and dry here. but we'll likely see the winds kicking up out at the coastline and we'll have a few more clouds so the temperatures may drop off a few more degrees but not bad. around the state chance of showers. dry at ukiah at 65, partly cloudy skies. 66 sacramento. 65 degrees in fresno. 56 a little breezy but sunny into the monterey bay. temperatures san jose at 64. 62 fremont. 63 palo alto. 62 union city. a lot of sunshine in the east bay, 63 livermore, 64 brentwood, 65 fairfield, 65 also in the napa valley. and we're expecting 65 degrees and sunny in santa rosa this afternoon, breezy into daly city at 57. of the bodega bay. clouds early on next couple of days, then thursday and friday
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check that out. we have some temperatures moving up into the upper 60s and low 70s. clouds though rolling back this next weekend. not going to put any rain in the forecast. but some much cooler temperatures over the weekend. >> thank you. >> enjoy the week thursday and friday look great >> thank you. not a problem, the weekend. enjoy it. 6:20. the as and giants spring into action. highlights from arizona. >> danica patrick shows she belongs. her history-making finish at daytona. >> and what's cool about your school? you can submit your nomination on our website, cbssf.com/coolschool. and we just might come out and feature your school on the show.
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checking out the allergy forecast for today, the pollen count moderate, a lot of things blooming out there right now. more on your forecast coming up. >> and the back-to-work commute is definitely in full swing this morning. here's a live look at several of your bridges. if you look at the bay bridge, that's one of our busiest spots right now. backed up towards the 880 overcrossing. the metering lights have been turn on. we'll have more traffic and weather coming up here on kpix 5 every 10 minutes. the golden state warriors on the road last night at minnesota. they haven't been playing well on the road, losing five straight away from oracle. and we begin with the timberwolves. they built an early lead. they go 16 and one upon the but the warriors come back. a minute left warriors down one. jack to curry and they get the lead. wolves miss the chance at the buzzer for the win and the warriors open the trip with a big win. they take it by a., 100-99, by a point. the spring training, the giants and cubs in the desert no perfect game this time for
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matt cain in fact he got a little dinged up. he says his right leg should be fine after he got hit by a line drive. the cubs scored four unearned runs in the 1st inning against matt cain. that is as far as he went. chicago won 4-3 over the giants. the oakland as in tempe, arizona, take on the rivals the los angeles angels. 1st inning chris young with a bomb to left center. it rolls to the wall. coco crisp scores as the as put up a three spot in the first. chris young left the game with a leg cramp and the as win 7-5 now 1-1 in cactus league play. >> well done, michelle. play of the day comes from danica patrick. she finished 8th in yesterday's big daytona 500. the best finish ever for a woman in a nascar race. nascar's premare race, by the way. she -- premier race by the way. she became the first woman to lead a lap in the race. jimmie johnson won the second daytona 500 title. she was third in the final lap
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ended up 8th but top 10 finish. >> made history. >> impressive. 6:25. coming up, billions in cuts. just how hard california will be hit if the sequester deal isn't reached. >> plus, more pain at the pump. gas prices continue to go up. but relief may be in sight. the coast guard is preparing to launch aircraft to search for a family missing at sea. i'll have the latest.
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>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald good morning, everyone. it's monday, february 25. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. nearly 6:30 now. lost at sea with no life vests. this morning, the search is on
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for a couple and their two young children. >> they were last heard from on a sinking ship off the central california coast. kpix 5 reporter elissa harrington is on yerba buena island this morning. apparently the boaters were making a raft out of a cooler. >> reporter: that's right, michelle. they did not have any liferafts aboard that vessel. so they used what they had to try to put something together. that included a floating cooler and a life preserver ring. now, they last made contact with the coast guard station here on yerba buena island more than 14 hours ago. the search though has continued throughout the night. they have had boats on the water and this morning, once the sun comes up they will dispatch planes an helicopters. the distress call came in yesterday around 4:30 in the afternoon near pillar point about 65 miles offshore. four people were on board the 29-foot sailboat a husband and wife, their 4-year-old son and his young cousin. they radioed for help when the the ship started filling with
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water. >> they were speeding but they were taking on water and that their electronics were failing and that at 5:30 p.m., four people on the vessel abandoned ship. there were two adults which happened to be husband and wife, their 4-year-old son and the cousin. and the children were both under 8. >> reporter: there were no liferafts on board so the family members said they were going to try to tie together a life ring and cooler. they ended up abandoning the ship and the air national guard is assisting in the search. a lieutenant i spoke with this morning said they have not found the family, the boat or any debris. over the weekend when this happened the national weather service had issued an advisory warning of high winds and choppy waters. the coast guard now is using planes, helicopters and boats to continue their search and say they will be focusing down near the monterey coast today. in san francisco, elissa harrington, kpix 5.
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family and friends are fearful about a bay area couple on a bicycle trip in south america. as of today, it's been a month since jamie neal and her boyfriend garrett hand posted any pictures on their facebook pages. they were in peru apparently taking a bus to the capital city of lima. >> i'm completely worried about her. i understand that there's some dangerous areas and the places they were visiting have some warnings right now for american tourists. >> now there's a reward to help find the missing couple. family and friends in the bay area are trying to get travelers to south america to help distributes posters there. a search is on for a man who police say shot at a building with an ak-47. this all happened last night on mcallister street in san francisco. police say 42-year-old karim benton got in an argument with another man and then opened fire. the victim was hit in the leg but is expected to survive. benton is from the sacramento area and police say he is armed and dangerous.
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6:32 now. oscar pistorius's older brother is also accused of killing a woman. carl pistorius is charged with homicide for driving recklessly and crashing into a woman on a motorcycle back in 2010. he will go on trial at the end of march. pistorius was charged with premeditated murder. the athlete says he killed his girlfriend accidentally opening fire after mistaking her for an intruder in his home. the fate of an embattled east bay school superintendent will be decided this week. the brentwood school board will vote on wednesday whether to dismiss superintendent merrill grant. he faced an outcry following the handling of the dina holder case. she was convicted of throwing and kicking a special ed. student a couple of years ago. but the district didn't inform the parents. instead they heard about the abuse and lawsuit settlement when the bay area news group did a story just a few months ago. the alameda county sheriff says the car mc hammer was driving had expired tags and belonged to another person.
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hammer was arrested on thursday, booked for obstructing an officer, then release on bail. he reportedly was argumentative with deputies at a dublin gas station when they asked him for proof of owner ship. police say he ten to argue and refused to -- police satisfy i continued to argue and refused to get out of the car. he says he was the victim of racial profiling. let's look at weather and traffic. >> we have for clouds beginning to form along the coastline and just inside the bay. gray skies developing just a bit. still, we are going to squeeze in a lot of sunshine, coming our way. by the afternoon plenty of sun but the breeze kicking up and high clouds. temperatures around the bay
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area 65 in cupertino, 64 and sunny in san jose. east bay temperatures in the mid-60s in many spots. 63 in oakland, 60 in sausalito. more on your weather coming up. let's check the roads with elizabeth. >> outside we'll take you towards the south bay first. our photographer is standing by all morning long near the mckee exit. this is northbound 101. northbound may be busy. it was busier in the 5:00 hour. right now good to go although you can expect a few brake lights coming into san jose this morning. elsewhere, the bay bridge is definitely a back-to-work monday at the bay bridge toll plaza. they turned the metering lights on just after 6:00. so now you're stacking up for probably about a 15-minute wait to get you onto the bay bridge. it's a tight squeeze up the inclined all the way towards treasure island and then things are flowing nicely into san francisco. to our maps, and we are getting word of an injury crash on city streets in san francisco at
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lake merced boulevard and clearfield drive. a car took out a power pole, injuries, at least one person was taken to the hospital. so heads up, avoid the area that intersection at least is shut down. that is traffic. back to you guys. >> all right, liz. thanks. 6:35. anyone who drives around the bay area knows that gas prices are pretty high right now. but they may soon be coming down. kpix 5 reporter cate caugiran is in emeryville to explain what is going on. cate, good morning. >> reporter: well, it's going to be good news for drivers, that's for sure, especially if you are here in emeryville at this shell station where goes is going to cost about $4.23 a gallon. now, the good news comes from the authors of a new lundberg survey that says drivers could see some relief at the pump soon. the survey has been tracking gas prices. they found prices have jumped 20 cents over the last two weeks and they spiked 54 cents over nine weeks. but experts say the speed of the spikes is starting to slow down and we could see them drop. the study's authors say potential lower prices could be attributed to a drop in crude oil.
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we spoke with one driver this morning hotels us that this is good news and he actually had to change cars to keep up with high gas prices. >> i had to sell my last car because it took too much gas. so i commute to palo alto, so yeah, so i mean, i had to change cars because of the rising gas prices. >> reporter: now, here's what drivers are paying in the bay area this morning. according to aaa, prices for a gallon of regular in san francisco average about $4.25 a gallon. in oakland, it's $4.17. and in san jose, it's $4.18. you know, always for the best prices in your area, you can go to our website, cbssf.com/gas. reporting live in emeryville, cate caugiran, kpix 5. work is under way to increase the number of miles covered by express lanes here in the bay area. those are lanes that can be used by solo drivers as well as single drivers willing to pay tolls. the "chronicle" says the
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metropolitan transportation agency will conduct location studies over the next few months. meanwhile, in the santa clara valley, the vta already has specific plans for more express lanes on parts of highways 85 and 101. new this morning, a cardinal in great britain is resigning as archbishop in the face of misconduct allegations. cardinal keith o'brien says he will fight claims made in a british newspaper. it said three priests and a former priest have complained to the vatican alleging that o'brien acted inappropriately towards them. o'brien plans to skip the conclave to elect a new pope and that conclave will start soon. today pope benedict issued a change in the rules to get around the usual 15-day delay. and in cuba president raoul castro has accepted a new term but says this will be his last. the 81-year-old castro announced yesterday he will step down from power in 2018. he named miguel diaz-canel as his top lieutenant and possible successor. raoul castro has led cuba since
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2006 when he replaced his ailing brother fidel. fidel castro had ruled cuba since the 1959 revolution. members of congress have to it had the floor running today. time to get back to work on capitol hill. they are back from vacation this morning with just four days to find some sort of way to avoid the dreaded sequester. if a budget agreement is not reached by thursday, $85 billion in federal budget cuts will automatically kick in. >> in terms of the democrats' plan, it seems like the first thing they come up with is we are going to raise taxes after having increased revenue. >> i'm a little confused about the republican position at this point. it appears that speaker boehner doesn't have any kind of bill that he can even put on the floor of the house that could pass within his caucus. >> if the sequester takes effect, more than 2 million federal workers could face furlough, layoffs also likely. here's some samples of potential effects that a sequester would have here in california. federal funding for education
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would be cut by more than $87 million. with an additional $63 million in cuts to programs for kids with disabilities. justice assistance grants for crime prevention will be cut by 1.6 million. there would also be less federal funding for federal help and job search. >> a lot of work for four days. 6:40. coming up, a popular ikea dish is drawn into europe's growing horse meat scandal. >> a shocker in sacramento. a sudden resignation destroys the democrats' supermajority. the "san francisco examiner" columnist melissa griffin will weigh in on the fallout next. >> the market opened about 10 minutes ago. let's check the early numbers. so far not too bad. coming up, we'll get an update from kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks.
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democrats their supermajority. san francisco examiner a griffin... a shake-up in sacramento. senator michael rubio stepped down on friday costing the democrats their supermajority. melissa griffin has more. this guy has to be mud because he was the one vote that pushed them over the top. >> he was the one vote left constituting the supermajority. two senators were elected to congress last near and have already left so he was the remaining one and to make it worse, he left to go be the government relations manager at chevron which is i guess kind of like leaving the giants to play for the dodgers. it's really -- >> it's interesting because on friday when he was supposed to introduce some kind of environmental legislation or something related to that, now he is working at chevron. >> it was a crazy thing. people assumed he was going to make an announcement about this environmental regulation reform that he had been working with
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senate leader darrell steinberg on. only instead of majoring that announcement, instead he is leaving for chevron. as sketchy as that sounds, had it been reversed had he introduced environmental clean- up legislation and then gone to work for chevron that would have looked even worse basically he had to get out when he did. 5:00 on friday somebody is clearly trying to stay off the radar of the mainstream media. >> i thought it was clever when it came down. >> well, you have to feel for the guy. he is going to make a lot more money. he has a special needs child who is a couple of years old. can you blame him? >> his stated reason is to spend more time with his family with his daughter who has down syndrome. it's 300 miles to his district and it's too much. he said he needed to stay in sacramento with his family. legislators make about $90,000 a year plus $30,000 in per
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deembassy. he definitely has the potential to make twice or four times that at chevron. can you blame him? no. but consumerwatch dogs are up in arms about this. they say you were elected to represent your constituents not to audition for fancy pants expensive, you know, lucrative jobs with a company that you're supposed to be trying to regulate so this is rare. it happens. but a lot of watchers are very scared about it. >> how long has he been in congress? >> elected in 2010, assumed office in january 2011. >> only been in the legislature for a couple of years. >> at 27 he was the youngest member of the kern county board of supervisors so he seemed to be really ambitious. i think a lot of democrats were caught by surprise because he is only 35 and he did just assume office but he has been in politics for a while and democrats were counting on him to be the next rising star. jerry brown was counting on him to carry forward this legislation. it's going to be harder to get the forms through without this
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moderate democrat in the senate. >> we'll see what happens. >> thank you. >> melissa, thanks. you can find more of had he list sa's segments at cbssf.com/mornings. the san francisco 49ers are said to have a plan for their former starting quarterback alex smith. cbs sports reports the 9ers told other teams that a deal for smith is effectively complete. if there is a treat, it cannot be finalized, though, until march 12th. published reports say the deal is not with cleveland or the jacksonville jaguars. kansas city could be the next home. they need a quarterback. they have a new coach. so we'll see what happens. looks like alex-gone in a couple of weeks. shares in a palo alto company are taking a dye on news about one of its products. here's kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. bad news for palo alto's company a key maker of various drugs for kidneys and also for cancer fighting drugs.
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us the german customer has paused a trial in what's key anemia drug that really in that deal itself boosted the company's shares last summer. as a result, the company's shares are plunging by 85% this morning. it doesn't have any other drugs in late stage trials in the pipeline so a lot is riding on that. a big court case is developing over martha stewart. the ceo of macy's is testifying in new york saying that j.c. penney breached an agreement that macy's had with stewart when j.c. penney agreed to open martha stewart mini shops in its stores. macy's says it has the exclusive right for all martha stewart products. >> stock market off to a decent start. dow up by 37 points. up at 14,038. nasdaq up 16.
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s&p up by 6. >> thank you. , kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks. furniture giant ikea pulling its meatballs from 13 european countries because of horse meat concerns. ikea's swedish brand says on its facebook says it won't sell or serve any meat because because of customer concerns. czech authorities found horse meat in items labeled as beef or pork. ikea says its own controls don't show any traces. time now for a look at what's coming up on "cbs this morning." charlie rose is in the big chair this morning and joins us live from new york with more on that. >> good morning, frank and michelle. the deadline gets closer for congress to stop $85 billion of spending cuts. we'll show you how schools, emergency responders and especially air travel could be affected. plus "entertainment tonight's" nancy o'dell will give us oscar's best moments. the news is back in the morning and we'll see you at 7:00. so charlie, did you watch? did you stay up late like all
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of us? >> i did. i did. >> so did norah. >> say hello to norah o'donnell. >> you two are tired right now. >> gayle is here. >> here we are. >> reunited and it feels so good. >> love this. >> you know i love the fact that ang lee got it because i think he's done such good work and to see him get that award last night, especially when that young actor was not an actor before. >> that's right. >> lots of good stuff. >> "life of pi" did very, very well. i was thinking "lincoln" or "les mis" but "life of pi" won four. >> i'll be your source on the oscars. >> thank you, charlie. more coming up at 7:00. >> bye. >> get some sleep tonight. >> they're having fun there. >> that's what happens when you're on early. >> you're still on charlie. bye, guys. here we go. the second major storm in less than a week is dumping a ton of
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snow on the great plains today. they had blizzard warnings and watches up in the area. and denver is digging out now. kansas is being hit hard today with another foot of snow possible on top of the foot they already have on the ground and word just in that the airports in amarillo and lubbock, texas, are closed today because of the weather. and everyone is getting hit with this severe weather. not us, though. >> isn't it nice to be in california? >> i don't feel guilty at all. >> no. it's been beautiful. i'll tell you what, this week we are going to see low temperatures in the 70s. >> wow. >> so everybody is going to want to come to california to visit and why not? beautiful weather continuing outside. some changes for today. we have seen a few low clouds and fog moved in overnight. afternoon sunshine a bit breezy out toward the coastline but warmer weather especially in thelaritier part of the weak. weak cold front bringing with it a few more clouds and increasing that onshore flow and that's brought with it some low clouds and fog toward the coastline and inside the bay. it will stay dry though except
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for a few more clouds a little breezy. i think the temperatures looking comfortable by the afternoon. sfo not expecting any delays there. just a couple of clouds as you move by. around the country thunderstorms could get things rocking into houston today. 72 degrees. 37 denver and dry. 39 degrees in chicago and 50 in new york. around the bay, looks like we are expecting 64 degrees and sunny in san jose. 62 in fremont. 63 degrees in redwood city. east bay temperatures up into the 60s. mostly sunny skies this afternoon. and as you head toward the coastline a little cool into daly city 57 degrees an breezy. next couple of days temperatures warming up slowly and then on thursday and friday here we go high pressure cranking the numbers up. cooling off partly cloudy over the weekend. let's check the roads with elizabeth. >> it's getting busy in some parts of the bay area. northbound 880 looks okay as you pass the oakland coliseum,
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heavier toward the downtown oakland exit. the metering lights were turned on at 6:07, 15 to 20 minutes to get on the span. no major incidents. if you are riding mass transit,er with just getting word from muni they have been treating about some outbound n lines delays about 15 minutes there at fourth and king. otherwise bart systemwide on time. caltrain and ace also reporting no delays. we have been closely watching an injury accident on lake merced and clearfield drive on city streets. a car took out a pole that landed on the car and there are injuries reported. they called for a second ambulance so heads up to avoid that intersection. that's a check of your "timesaver traffic." back to you guys. >> thank you. the oscars may be celebrating the best in film but it's also the super bowl of fashion. >> that's one reason why i like to watch. a pale pink and white color scheme was a trend for actresses this year. jennifer lawrence and others
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got high marks for their light- colored dresses love that dress on anne hathaway. metallic another big train. nicole kidman got rave reviews for the sparkling gown. as for the worst a few of the names, sally field for her covered-up red number. i thought she looked great. >> she is in her 60s. she looks lovely. >> halle berry didn't get my huh. >> we love her every day of the week. >> amy adams, some said her dress looked like pidgeon feathers. but she looked great. >> you know who looked good? jane fonda. >> and kerry washington. >> i think this was my favorite dress of the night. >> anne hathaway said my mother said the front is all business and the back is all party. >> oh, yeah. >> a lot of cutouts. she looked great. >> she did. 6:54. coming up a final check of your top stories. >> and including a massive coast guard search for some missing boaters where crews will focus their efforts this morning.
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hey, the weekend. it's only monday. but it looks good. >> only monday. clouds over the weekend. great weather coming your way. lots of sunshine around the bay area. patchy fog in the early- morning. little breezy there 60s elsewhere inside the bay and the valleys. thursday and friday fantastic. 60s and 70s. but cooling down for frank's weekend. >> liz. [ laughter ] >> and we are just getting word of what sounds like a car fire maybe an suv. it's fully engulfed. it's northbound 880 approaching marina boulevard. so it's in san leandro. heads up there are some delays. once you get know oakland as you can see things are moving fine as you make your way into hegenberger. three-car wreck in palo alto. >> busy monday. >> a little bit. we have had a few different
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incidents but things are clearing quickly. >> thanks for watching kpix 5 news this morning. remember your next local update is at 7:25. and don't forget, "cbs this morning" is coming up next. more on the oscars and sequester. have a great day. enjoy your monday. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com good morning to our viewers in the west. it is monday, february 25th, 2013. welcome to "cbs this morning." kids without vaccine, schools without teachers and massive airport delays. we'll show you the worst case scenario for government spending cuts. ben affleck is vindicated at the oscars. plus we'll have all the moments and talk to one of the big winners. also, the most powerful woman on facebook wants other women to take charge of their careers. we'll see why her strategy for success has some women fuming.
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we begin this one with a look at today's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds. >> we know there has to be some type of compromise but dang it they need to get the job done. >> washington locked in a sequester showdown. >> $85 billion in across the board spending cuts have to start kicking in later this week. >> as many as 40,000 teachers could lose their jobs. >> there has to be some kind of furlough of air traffic controllers. >> my advice to the president, stop the campaigning, stop getting your cabinet secretaries to scare the american people. roll up your sleeves and do the hard work of governing. and the oscar goes to -- "argo." >> i want to thank my wife who i don't normally associate with iran. >> and the oscar goes to jennifer lawrence. >> you guys are just standing up because you feel bad that i fell. >> daniel day lewis. >> three years ago i had actually been committed to play margaret thatcher. for the second time the daytona 500 goes to jimmie johnson.